Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 21°C

min temp: 18°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Stratford St Mary: Access Technology acquires Orchestrate software firm Production Modelling

16:12 08 January 2014

Chris Bayne, chief executive at Access Technology Group.

Chris Bayne, chief executive at Access Technology Group.

Archant

Business software group Access Technology has strengthened its Supply Chain Solutions division with the acquisition of Production Modelling Ltd.

The move by Access, which is based at Stratford St Mary, between Ipswich and Colchester, is part of a strategy to add complementary integrated solutions to its core range.

A number of its customers already successfully integrate Production Modelling’s Orchestrate software, which provides planning and scheduling for manufacturing companies, with Access’s own Supply Chain package.

Chris Bayne, chief executive at Access, said, “This is the perfect technological fit for us, adding functionality to our manufacturing solutions which we previously had to bring in with a partner.

“We’re familiar with Orchestrate and its capabilities as we have a number of common customers already benefitting from its integration with our own manufacturing software.

“We’ve been very impressed with the team and the Orchestrate software. It gives us more opportunity to provide our customers with a solution that delivers all of their manufacturing requirements.

“Orchestrate is capable of automatically constructing a plan and understanding the business constraints including people, machines, tools and parts, allowing our customer to better schedule their resources.”

Mike Straiton, director of Production Modeller, which is based in Coventry, will join the sales team at Access.

He said: “We’ve been working with Access as a preferred supplier for some time now, and our software integrates seamlessly with theirs. Our customers will benefit from great software that will quickly offer a return on investment.”

Mr Bayne added: “Our strategy is to provide customers with a range of integrated business management solutions. The acquisition of Production Modelling means we can deliver a manufacturing solution that includes quality planning and scheduling functionality.”

Related articles

Search hundreds of local jobs at Jobs24

0 comments

Rob Legge, chief executive of Servest.

Facilities management group Service is to create up to 50 new jobs with the opening of a new customer contact centre at its headquarters near Bury St Edmunds.

Neil Farrow, organiser of the Ipswich Gin Festival

Ipswich is set to get its own gin festival next year, with dozens of food and drink companies set to get on board.

Ethan Miller is the winner of a furniture  design competition, where his design has been made into a prototype by West Suffolk College.
Ethan Miller reiving his prize from Paul Glasswell.

Students design wins Glasswells furniture design competition

The owner of Frankie & Benny's is to review its offer in a bid to win back trade lost following price rises.

The struggling owner of restaurant chains Frankie & Benny’s and Garfunkel’s is to close 33 under-performing sites after posting a loss for the first of the year.

And indicative perspective of what a new retirement homes on the 30 Lower Brook Street site, might look like.
Development plans are going out for consultation.
The site is currently Archant's newspaper offices.

A public exhibition will give local residents Ipswich residents the opportunity to view and comment on McCarthy and Stone’s preliminary proposals to redevelop land between Lower Brook Street and Turret Lane.

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

MyDate24 MyPhotos24